Palos Verdes Supports “The Hills Are Alive” Race

Palos Verdes Supports “The Hills Are Alive” Race

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Palos Verdes home owners will be supporting our local “The Hills Are Alive Race” which benefits Rolling Hills Estates’ Pepper Tree Foundation.  This race is considered to be one of the oldest and finest trail races in Southern California.  The Pepper Tree Foundation was established in 1982 to promote citizen contributions and donations to enrich the quality of  life in Rolling Hills Estates.  The foundation has provided trees, benches, picnic tables and other items which enhance and preserve the city parks and open spaces.  This year the Pepper Tree Foundation will partner with UCLA Health, and this 35th annual race will take place on Saturday, August 13, 2016, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Participants will enjoy running or walking on the soft packed bridle trails throughout scenic Rolling Hills Estates.  This year, there will be new “Start” location in Howlett Park and the Botanic Garden Loop Trail will not be included in the 10K race course (the regular 10K course returns in 2017).  The race will both start and finish at Ernie Howlett Park located at 25851 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rolling Hills Estates.  There will be Award Plaques presented to the top male and female finishers in the 10K Run and 5K Runs.  All finishers will receive a custom designed finishers medal.

The registration fee for the event is $30 for advance sign up, which can be dropped off or mailed to City of Rolling Hills Estates, 4045 Palos Verdes Dr North, Rolling Hills Estates, CA. 90274.  Checks should be payable to RHE Pepper Tree Foundation and must be received by August 11, 2016.  The city offices are open Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  For late registration, the cost will be $40 and sign ups begin at 7:00 a.m. on race day at Ernie Howlett Park.  Pick up for race packets will be on Friday, August 12, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m at Village Runner located at 1811 A Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach.  The race package includes a free tee shirt, a map of local horse and hiking trails, sponsor refreshments and goodie bags.  No strollers or dogs allowed on the race course.

For questions about the race please call (310) 377-1577 or visit

To view my previous article on “The Hills Are Alive Race” click here.

Photo courtesy of the City of Rolling Hills Estates.

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